Battle For The Falklands 2

Author: Adrian English
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9780850454925
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Battle For The Falklands 2 from the Author: Adrian English. In the early hours of the chilly late-autumn morning, April 2 1982, substantial forces of Argentine Marines, with heavy naval and air support, had invaded the Falkland islands, quickly and almost bloodlessly overwhelming a token garrison of Royal Marines. The following day Argentine forces also invaded the Falklands dependency of South Georgia, forcing the garrison of just 22 Royal Marines to surrender ā€“ though not before they had inflicted disproportionately heavy losses on their attackers. In this companion to Men-at-Arms 133 & 135 Adrian English and Anthony Watts examine the naval forces of both sides who fought in the battle for the Falklands.

Imperial Skirmishes

Author: Andrew Graham-Yooll
Publisher: Signal Books
ISBN: 9781902669212
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Imperial Skirmishes from the Author: Andrew Graham-Yooll. Notorious for its military dictatorships, South America is less well known for its wars. The heyday of South American war-mongering was the 19th century, and it is this period that Andrew Graham-Yooll reconstructs in this history of small wars

One Hundred Days Text Only

Author: Admiral Sandy Woodward
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007390513
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One Hundred Days Text Only from the Author: Admiral Sandy Woodward. The bestselling, highly-acclaimed and most famous account of the Falklands War, written by the commander of the British Task Force.

Logistics In The Falklands War

Author: Kenneth L Privratsky
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473843081
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Logistics In The Falklands War from the Author: Kenneth L Privratsky. While many books have been written on the Falklands War, this is the first to focus on the vital aspect of logistics. The challenges were huge; the lack of preparation time; the urgency; the huge distances involved; the need to requisition ships from trade to name but four. After a brief discussion of events leading to Argentina's invasion the book describes in detail the rush to re-organise and deploy forces, despatch a large task force, the innovative solutions needed to sustain the Task Force, the vital staging base at Ascension Island, the in-theatre resupply, the set-backs and finally the restoring of order after victory. Had the logistics plan failed, victory would have been impossible and humiliation inevitable, with no food for the troops, no ammunition for the guns, no medical support for casualties etc. The lessons learnt have never been more important with increasing numbers of out-of-area operations required in remote trouble spots at short notice. The Falklands experience is crucial for the education of new generations of military planners and fascinating for military buffs and this book fills an important gap.

Victory In The Falklands

Author: Nick Van Der Bijl
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1844154947
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Victory In The Falklands from the Author: Nick Van Der Bijl. The Hundred Days that saw the British response to General Galtiere of Argentinaā€™s invasion of the Falklands are for many British people the most remarkable of their lives. It describes the dark days of early April, the feverish response and forming of the Task Force, the anxieties and uncertainties, the naval and air battles that preceded the landings by 3 Commando Brigade and 5th Infantry Brigade. The extraordinary battles such as Goose Green, Mount Tumbledown, Wireless Ridge etc are narrated fully but succinctly. This is a very balanced overview of a never-to-be-repeated but triumphant chapter in British military history.

The Battle For The Falklands

Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330536761
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The Battle For The Falklands from the Author: Max Hastings. The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history ā€“ 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government. But it left a chequered aftermath; it was of no wider significance for British interests and taught no lessons. It has since been overshadowed by the two Gulf Wars, however, its political ramifications cannot be overestimated. Max Hastingsā€™ and Simon Jenkinsā€™ account of the conflict is a modern classic of war reportage and the definitive book on the war. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, The Battle for the Falklands is a vivid chronicle of a call to arms and a thoughtful and informed analysis of an astonishing chapter in the history of our times. ā€˜Skilfully woven with Simon Jenkinsā€™ sharp political passages are Max Hastingsā€™ wonderful dispatchesā€™ Sunday Times

Battle Atlas Of The Falklands War 1982 By Land Sea And Air

Author: Gordon Smith
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781847539502
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Battle Atlas Of The Falklands War 1982 By Land Sea And Air from the Author: Gordon Smith. This battle atlas details the occupation of South Georgia and the Falklands Islands/Malvinas by the Argentines, the assembly and dispatch of the British Task Force, and the reconquest of the islands. Appendices list British ships and aircraft, and Argentine aircraft losses and British gallantry awards.

The Navy In Battle Illustrated Edition

Author: Arthur Joseph Hungerford Pollen
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1782893040
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The Navy In Battle Illustrated Edition from the Author: Arthur Joseph Hungerford Pollen. Contains 10 maps, diagrams and illustrations. Arthur Pollen, was a famous British naval historian and inventor of naval warfare equipment, particularly noted for his computer based fire-control system; as with many scientists on the outside of the Admiralty he met with resistance. The British naval establishment were none too fond of Pollenā€™s biting magazine articles on their conduct of the war; Pollen wrote extensively on Naval matters during the period of the First World War and also penned this volume entitled ā€œThe Navy in Battleā€. In keeping with his disestablishment line, he was very critical of the handling of the Navy and covers herein the submarine menace, the battle of the Falkland Islands, the engagement at Helgoland Bight and the Battle of Jutland. Although he saluted the heroism of the Royal Navy on the seas in general he pulled no punches on what he saw as fundamental issues of handling of the war effort, indeed he aimed particular criticism at Admiral Jellicoe and his actions at the battle of Jutland. Refreshingly an unjingoistic work free form many of the prejudices of British naval works on the First World War.

Coronel And The Falklands

Author: Geoffrey Martin Bennett
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
ISBN: 9781841580456
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Coronel And The Falklands from the Author: Geoffrey Martin Bennett. The defeat suffered by Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock at Coronel at the hands of Maximilian Graf von Spee, one of Germany's most brilliant naval commanders, was the most humiliating blow to British naval prestige since the eighteenth century. The story of Coronel is not just that of the heroism of Cradock, but also of British naval incompetence and lack of foresight. For Britain, the defeat had to be avenged immediately. On 8 December 1914, as Spee's squadron steamed towards Port Stanley in the Falklands, two great British battlecruisers, the Invincible and Inflexible, lay in wait. Spee had no option but to turn and flee. But by mid afternoon, he was forced to turn and fight and at 5.30 in the afternoon, his last ship slowly turned and rolled to the bottom. Cradock and Britain had been avenged.

Battles At Sea In World War I Falkland Islands

Author: JĆ¼rgen Prommersberger
Publisher: JĆ¼rgen Prommersberger
ISBN: 882282900X
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Battles At Sea In World War I Falkland Islands from the Author: JĆ¼rgen Prommersberger. The Battle of the Falkland Islands was a British naval victory over the Imperial German Navy on 8 December 1914 during the First World War in the South Atlantic. The British, after a defeat at the Battle of Coronel on 1 November, had sent a large force to track down and destroy the victorious German cruiser squadron of Graf Spee. This book tells the story of this fight. It describes the ships and their history, the commanders and their decisions and of course it shows a lot of original historic pictures.